Rapid exchange catheter launched:
This article was originally published in Clinica
CR Bard has launched Calypso Rely, a rapid exchange catheter for use in percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty surgery, and a successor to its Calypso Samba product. The company says that the catheter's newly designed shaft and low profile will improve lesion crossability, a key requirement for successful surgery. Worldwide, around 960,000 interventional cardiology procedures were carried out in 1996.
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